2.16: The Long Goodbye

Nick 0208 Ldn

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Sheppard and Weir become a threat to Atlantis when their minds are taken over by hostile entities.
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I really liked the episode, another week where Atlantis convincingly outshone Sg-1. :)

That said, i thought things went a bit too smootly early on in the ep, Sheppard was far too willing and agreeable about having Thalen's consciousness enter and take control of his body for instance.

The banter between Rodney and Caldwell was good, worked well, and Rodney trying to assume command of Atlantis, HA.




I grabbed this extract off a site i know, i thought i'd post it. ;)


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WEIR: I guess I'm satisfied with this. Teyla?

(Teyla stands and looks up at the camera while still aiming her stunner at John.)

TEYLA: Yes?

WEIR: Kill him.

(Teyla stares in shock, then turns to look at John.)

SHEPPARD: Don't listen to her.

WEIR: Kill him now, or I vent halon fire suppressant into all the living spaces in Atlantis.

(In the Control Room, Caldwell looks round to Rodney.)

CALDWELL: McKay?!

McKAY: I know, I know. I'm almost done here.

TEYLA (to Caldwell over radio): Colonel – can she do this?

(The technician looks up at Caldwell.)

TECHNICIAN: Yes. She's created a shunt between the fire suppressant system and life support.

CALDWELL (to Teyla over radio): I believe so.

TEYLA: How many people are at risk?

CALDWELL: Three-quarters of the expedition.

(Teyla looks up at the camera.)

TEYLA: Why are you doing this?

WEIR: I have spent my entire life at war with his world. Thousands have died with no hope for victory, both sides reduced to a mere handful of fighters. If he really *is* the last, then in the end my people will have won.

(Teyla looks round at John.)

SHEPPARD: Don't believe her.

WEIR: Believe me when I say I have absolutely nothing to lose. In a very short time, I will feel excruciating pain, this body will convulse, and I will cease to exist. *That's* what is ahead for me.

All I can hope for now is to achieve victory for my people.

TEYLA (looking at the camera): Phebus, your people are long dead.

Who lost or won a war so many years ago does not matter.

WEIR: It matters to *me*.

(Teyla looks round at John with an expression of dread on her face.)

SHEPPARD: If you kill me, you're killing him. He cares for you more than you know.

(In the Control Room, listening in on the conversation, Rodney looks startled. In the stairwell, Teyla turns to the camera again.)

TEYLA: *Please* do not make me do this.

SHEPPARD: You don't *have* to.

WEIR: Shoot him, or I release the gas and just hope it reaches the both of you.

CALDWELL: She has the capability of doing what she claims. Teyla ...

I'm not gonna tell you what to do.

WEIR: I *am*. Kill him.

(Rodney turns round from his computer to stare at Caldwell. Teyla stares down at the floor, wracked with indecision for a moment. Then she turns to face John. Somewhere during the conversation she has put away the stunner and taken hold of her P-90, which she now raises and aims at him. John stares up at her.)

(In the Control Room, Rodney continues typing frantically.)

(In the stairwell, Teyla stares at John as she aims her rifle at him. He looks up at her.)

SHEPPARD: Sheppard doesn't believe you'll do it.

(He doesn't look totally confident, however. In the lab, Elizabeth glares at the screen as she waits to see what Teyla will do. In the stairwell, Teyla stares wide-eyed, then cocks the rifle.)

TEYLA: Forgive me, John.

(In the Control Room, Rodney's computer beeps.)

McKAY: I've got it! I'm overriding her code now.

CALDWELL: Are you sure?

McKAY: It's done! Go!

CALDWELL: Teyla, this is Caldwell. Do not fire! I repeat, do not fire!

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If i can borrow an expression from football, it was an episode of two halves, that above bit was the best, give or take 10 minutes also.

The Sheppard/Teyla relationship progressed, though subtly/indirectly ;). Unless it was a ploy by Thalen, i don't think that it was mind you.


Nick, :cool:
 

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Originally posted by Nick 0208 Ldn
Sheppard was far too willing and agreeable about having Thalen's consciousness enter and take control of his body for instance.
There have been too many of these 'bodies taken over by alien conciousness' shows. The Doctors always tell you how safe it will be, and it NEVER turns out to be safe, but that's because it's only a story. Still, Sheppard changes very quickly from being dead against it to agreeing.
 

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I totally enjoy this episode. It was very entertaining. I specially love all the conflict between Weir and Sheppard, and the part of Ronon and Sheppard have fun moments.

Originally posted by Nick 0208 Ldn
The banter between Rodney and Caldwell was good, worked well, and Rodney trying to assume command of Atlantis, HA.

Definitely one of the best moments of the episode. It was just fun to see this two.

The episode as a whole was just fun and interesting to see.


Krystal :p
 

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Originally posted by Nick 0208 Ldn
Sheppard was far too willing and agreeable about having Thalen's consciousness enter and take control of his body for instance.

For me, I found it harder to believe that everyone else would agree to Sheppard being a host. There was no guarantee that nothing would go wrong with the scenario, and if something had gone wrong (and, indeed, did go wrong), that's the two leading personnel of Atlantis both compromised. I realise that there wasn't much they could do about Weir, but it would have made a lot more sense for a lower ranking member of the facility to play host to Thalen.
 

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Yeah, this episode was kind of silly in a way. The action was enjoyable, but the premise was pretty silly. I totally agree with Dave that alien consciousness has been done too much.

I haven't even scene the movie and I'm certain this episode is ripped off from Mr. and Mrs. Smith . . and well the whole rivalry to the last man (w/race extinct) thing has been done before . . HELLO Star Trek . . you know the one that was a commentary on race relations.

Both alien characters character were pretty stereotypical Sci-Fi fodder.

This is the true meaning of "filler episode" since I doubt we will ever hear of this long extinct people or find their technology.

A continual irritant for me about Atlantis is the lack of security. This episode is another example of that.
Does the Atlantis team every use there Beta site to filter potential security threats?

It seems like every time they meet someone new (or a new technology) they invite them (it) over for tea and cookies.
 

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